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Double Trouble Scandinavian Style

176 pages, paperback, Russell Enterprises, 1. edition 2024

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The Early Equalizer

In response to 1.e4, White’s most common first move, it has long been recognized that when and if Black can play ...d5 safely, the result is approximate equality. Scandinavian devotees argue all that can happen on Move 1! But it’s hardly a ”peaceful“ equality.

But do we really need a book that is a blur of all sorts of black and white possibilities with countless tightly-nested game fragments? Hardly. Double Trouble is a straightforward volume of repertoire recommendations, easy to understand and easy to play.

The book is in three parts. Part One, besides introducing the book generally, covers the very first moves of the Scandinavian Defense and White’s early deviations. Anyone who plays the Scandinavian will find this section quite helpful. Then Part Two covers Qd6 + g6 systems, while Part Three covers the very different Nf6 system.

"In this book, popular author and Correspondence Master Marek Soszynski gives you a defense to 1.e4 that can honestly be called ”complete.“ Your prep could not be better...This book cuts [the theory] down to size. Marek Soszynski gives you just what you need to know to show that the old ”theoretical“ equalizer, 1...d5, can indeed be played, and played with verve, on Move 1!"
- From the Foreword by Al Lawrence

Double Trouble Scandinavian Style: Equalize early and then play for a win!

About the Author
Marek Soszynski is a Correspondence Chess Master and a Master of Philosophy. He himself has authored or co-authored a growing number of chess books including How to Think in Chess, and The Polish Defense.
More Information
EAN 9781949859812
Weight 250 g
Manufacturer Russell Enterprises
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2024
Author Marek Syszynski
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-949859-81-2
Pages 176
Binding paperback
005 Preface
006 Foreword by Al Lawrence
Part One
009 1) Introduction to Double trouble
012 2) Introduction to 1.e4 d5
014 3) White Avoids 2.exd5
021 4) Illustrative Games
Part Two
028 5) Introduction to 2...Qxd5
031 6) 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 and others
034 7) Kurajica Variation 4...g6
038 8) Czebe Variation 4...Nf6 5.Nf3 g6
047 9) Illustrative Games
Part Three
082 10) Introduction to 2...Nf6
084 11) 3.d4 Nxd5
093 12) 3.Bb5+ Nbd7
097 13) 3.c4 c6
105 14) 3.Nf3 and others
107 15) Illustrative Games
147 16) More Games (Parts Two & Three)
171 Addendum: Englund Gambit Reversed
173 Select Bibliography
174 Abbreviations
174 Signs & Symbols
175 Index of Players
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